The Grail in the USA


A rural oasis just a short drive from Cincinnati—is a tangible expression of the Grail’s mission and values.  A center of education, leadership, peace and care of the earth since 1944, Grailville continues to be a sacred space for women and men of all ages seeking a community of shared values.

As we move forward through our transition from what was to what will be, we hope that you will continue to find peace and energy at Grailville.

  • Our natural hiking trails and outdoor labyrinth are free and open to the community during the daylight hours. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails.
  • Although our gift store is closed, it is still possible to purchase remaining items by appointment. Please contact Terry Marshall at (513) 683-2340, ext. 231 or via email at
  • We also offer limited space for public rental in 2016:
    • St. Brigid’s for day meetings and gatherings of up to 30 people
    • The Oratory, which seats about 225, for life celebrations and other spiritually renewing activities
    • Tidings for overnight retreats (sleeps 12) and day meetings
    • The Ark for temporary housing (sleeps 9)

Please contact Terrie Puckett at 683-2340, x225 or for more information or visit our web site:

  • How good it is to see these pictures of Grailville, and some of you, my dear Grail sisters! I am preparing to fly to Charlottesville, VA, next weekend, for my nephew’s wedding and simultaneously a family reunion. Otherwise it would have been my joy to come to the GA this year.

    I loved seeing the garden in springtime!

    Blessings, and love,

    Ellen Duell

  • Rachel Humphrey Fischer says:

    My fondest memory is of Elizabeth Reid who fled China over the bridge to Hong Kong in 1950.

  • Stephen Brndsen says:

    Many years ago, 50 or so, my brother and I came to Grailville accompanied by our pastor one Fr. Roland Flynn. George and I were, as far as we know, the first to serve a Catholic mass facing the people.
    We were treated most graciously. The time we spent there was however too short as we found it most fascinating. I would really like to hear from anyone that might remember any particulars concerning our visit.
    We were still in grade school at St. Aloysius On-The- Ohio so that would have made us about 11-12 or 13 years old.
    Thank you in advance and I hope to be hearing from someone Sincerely Stephen Berndsen

  • Sr. Carolyn Sur, SSND says:

    SOME YEARS AGO ( about 22) I conducted a weekend at Grailville on Hildegard. I am semi retired now and I would be happy to return to present a day, weekend or six day retreat on broader spirituality or theology. I am still enthusiastic about Hildegard as well. Would you be interested in my resume,? Email is below. A youtube Tai Chi is available under “Body at prayer or Tai Chi. S. Carolyn .

    • The Grail says:

      Sr. Carolyn, Grailville is in a time of transition and as such is not offering programming. I will, however, pass along your information to those considering the activities at Grailville in the future. Best wishes and thank you for thinking of us!

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